DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION RESIDENTIAL
PLAN ACTION CHARTS
Non-Binding City Policy
WHEREAS, the City's Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Portland City Council on October 16, 1980 (effective date January 1, 1981). The plan was acknowledged as being in conformance with the statewide goals for land use planning by the Land Conservation and Development Commission on May 1, 1981 and updated as a result of periodic review in June 1988, January 1991, March 1991, September 1992, May 1995 and December 1995;
WHEREAS, Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS 197.663) requires cities and counties to review their comprehensive plans and land use regulations periodically and make changes necessary to keep plans and regulations up-to-date and in compliance with Statewide Planning Goals and State laws. Portland is also required to coordinate its review and update of the Comprehensive Plan and land use regulations with State plans and programs;
WHEREAS, Portland Comprehensive Plan Goal 10 (Plan Review and Administration) states that the Comprehensive Plan will undergo periodic review to assure that it remains an up-to-date and workable framework for land use development.
WHEREAS, Portland Comprehensive Plan Policy 10.2 (Comprehensive Plan Map Review) implements a community and neighborhood planning process for the review and update of the Portland Comprehensive Plan Map;
WHEREAS, Portland Comprehensive Plan Policy 3.6 (Neighborhood Plan) encourages the creation of neighborhood plans to address issues and opportunities on a scale which is more refined and more responsive to neighborhood needs than can be attained under the broad outlines of the City's Comprehensive Plan. The Downtown Community Association's Residential Plan vision statement, policies, and objectives will serve as a component of the City's Comprehensive Plan.
WHEREAS, Portland Community and Neighborhood Planning Program Benchmark A (Community and Neighborhood Participation and Outreach) No. 4, approved by Resolution No. 35276 on May 11, 1994, calls for the adoption of two or more community-based and initiated neighborhood plans and projects per year outside ongoing work performed as part of the formulation of City Community Plans. The Downtown Community Association's Residential Plan is a neighborhood based and initiated planning effort meeting this requirement;
WHEREAS, Portland Community and Neighborhood Planning Program Benchmark A (Community and Neighborhood Participation and Outreach) No. 3 requires at least 50% of the listed implementors in community and neighborhood plans be community-based. The Downtown Community Association's Residential Plan action charts exceed this requirement;
WHEREAS, Portland Community and Neighborhood Planning Program Benchmark A (Community and Neighborhood Participation and Outreach) No. 2 directs community and neighborhood planning efforts to secure participation of 5% or more of the population n the planning effort. The Downtown Community Association, through its planning process, meets this requirement;
WHEREAS, the Portland Neighborhood Plan and Project Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) reviewed draft and proposed copies of the Downtown Community Association's Residential Plan and their comments were integrated into the Plan;
WHEREAS, a substantial number of the TAC members have agreed to be listed as implementors in Plan action charts including but not limited to the following: Portland Bureaus of Environmental Services; Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services; Housing and Community Development; Planning, Police, Parks and Recreation; Transportation; and Urban Forestry Division, Parks and Recreation; and other service providers such as Portland School District #1; Portland State University and Multnomah County;
WHEREAS, the actions listed in the Downtown Community Association's Residential Plan are a starting point for plan implementation and each action is accompanied by at least one implementor willing to commit resources to the achievement of the project or program involved;
WHEREAS, each action with an identified implementor is adopted with the understanding that some will need to be adjusted and others replaced with more feasible proposals:
WHEREAS, identification of an implementor for an action is an expression of interest and support with the understanding that circumstances will affect the ability of implementors to take action;
WHEREAS, Portland Community and Neighborhood Planning Benchmark C (Community and Neighborhood Livability) No. 3 and No. 4 call for an increase in housing and ownership opportunities for all income levels of households and the Downtown Community Association's Residential Plan meets and exceeds this benchmark;
WHEREAS, the plan itself does not involved the rezoning of any land which would increase residential acreage in the Downtown but plan policies strongly encourage the construction of new housing, the expansion of residential opportunities meeting the full range of housing needs by existing and future downtown households, and the enhancement of the Downtown's residential environment;
WHEREAS, the Portland City Planning Commission held a public hearing on Tuesday June 11, 1996 to take public testimony and consider the Downtown Community Association's Residential Plan and has recommended that the plan be adopted by the Portland City Council;
WHEREAS, the Land Conservation and Development Commission received notice of the public hearing before the City Council more than 45 days prior to the Council's June 26, 1996 public hearing date;
WHEREAS, public notices of the Portland City Council June 26, 1996 public hearings were mailed 14 days prior to the scheduled hearing to all parties who testified in person or in writing at the Portland Planning Commission public hearing and all other parties requesting such notice;
WHEREAS, identification of an implementor for an action item in an implementation chart is an expression of interest and support with the understanding that circumstances may affect an implementor's ability and timing to take action; and
WHEREAS, the attainment of the vision statement, policies and objectives of the Downtown Community Association's Residential Plan are dependent upon the coordination of independent actions carried out by private interests, non-profit organizations, area institutions, public service providers and community-based associations over the 20 year period of the Downtown Community Association's Residential Plan;
Resolution No. 35533 adopted by City Council July 3, 1996.
Filed for inclusion in PPD September 28, 2004.